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Address: Avenida Litoranea, Sao Luis, State of Maranhao, Brazil
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Stunning

The beach experience is amazing. Lovely bars and restaurants along the beach - the water can be a bit hit and miss though - it is heavily polluted and also suffers from the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2014
Jody L
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

The beach experience is amazing. Lovely bars and restaurants along the beach - the water can be a bit hit and miss though - it is heavily polluted and also suffers from the currents lifting the sand and creating a cloudy/dirty looking water.

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Vancouver
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175 reviews 175 reviews
71 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Not exactly crowded, this beach lets you spread your 'chute if you are a kitesurfer, get your hair blown sideways in the strong onshore trade winds, leave no footprints on miles of hard sand, swim in a warm ocean to cool off if you are a strong swimmer, and finally stop at a beach kiosk for food and beer.

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Brazil
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Nice place. Nothing spectacular. The side closest to downtown is not suitable for bath. Also, it can be dangerous, due to strong currents

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Sao Paulo, SP
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54 reviews 54 reviews
32 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

Considering to other beaches in Brazil, Calhau is far from even being comparable. It´s unfit for bathing, does not has much structure and security around. Not recommended even by local people. You don´t see anybody enjoying the beach during the day. Maybe it´s worth for background in photos =)

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Tokyo, Japan
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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

The beach is lined with many seafood restaurants which you can use as a base for an afternoon on the beach, but the tide in São Luis is so drastic that at the time of our visit, there was hardly enough water to make ourselves wet! Compared to a beach city like Salvador where the water is clear and local... More 

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BRAZIL
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178 reviews 178 reviews
110 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2011

Standard snack bars serving drinks and food. Multipurpose music and low infrastructure.

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